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Feds boost farmers

Prime Minister Stephen Harper The Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI) is receiving $2 million in funding from the federal government in its support of Northern farming initiatives, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced while in Fort Smith last week. “This is the perfect place to talk about the agricultural revolution we are beginning to see in […]

Some sports unsure of bid proposal

While the bid process for Hay River and Fort Smith to host the 2018 Arctic Winter Games continues, not all clubs are entirely on board. “People are asking us what we think of hosting the games,” said Hay River Ski Club committee member Chuck Lirette. “But at this point, we don’t really know what we’re […]

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Relay for Life a no-go for now

It looks like no one will be running in the Relay for Life in Hay River this year. “As of the present time, it’s cancelled,” long-time event organizer Shari Burnstad told The Hub. The event, held every two years since 2008, with Fort Smith hosting the fundraiser for cancer research every other year, was scheduled […]

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Hay River team takes top spot in Hazardous Hockey tournament

The ladies of Hay River laced up their skates for a weekend of hockey Feb. 14 through 16, with the local Blue team coming out victorious. Hay River contributed two teams to the pool, for a total of four with Yellowknife and Fort Smith each sending players. After three days of play, the Fort Smith […]

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Yellowknife takes Hay River’s Super A team in overtime

  Hay River lost to a team from Yellowknife in overtime in the final of the Hay River Rusty Blades Tournament Feb. 2. The Northbest Packers scored with 2:53 left in overtime, ending the game 4-3. But despite the nail-biting ending to the tournament, its organizer said the whole weekend isn’t really about who wins […]

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Northern education alternative seeks students

  Dechinta promises a new approach to learning, uniquely grounded in northern traditions and melding Western academic goals with aboriginal values, but it is now trying something new. For the first time, Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning took its show on the road for a recruitment drive, stopping on the Hay River Reserve on […]

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Huskies make finals but go no further

More hockey fans filled the stands on Sunday than for a seat-gripping final game this past Saturday.  Having won game 16 against the Hay River Shockers, the Hay River Ptarmigan Huskies moved on to game 18 against Fort Providence.  J.J. Hirst scored first against Fort Providence and Steve Rosendahl scored second tying the teams up.

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Figure skaters get break with Fort Smith coach

The girls of the Hay River Figure Skating Club had some extra ice time and instruction this weekend. But it was a rare treat. The women’s hockey team cancelled their practice, offering an hour of extra ice time, and coach Linda Thompson was in from Fort Smith and was able to lead the pre-preliminary and […]

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Wacky weather thrown at teams for Coors weekend

The weird weather this weekend didn’t prevent the territory’s avid slo-pitch players from competing in this year’s Coors tournament. After two team dropped out, 11 teams from across the North competed with strong winds, hot sun and thunder as their backdrop. A fast-approaching thunderstorm soaked teams on Sunday afternoon, and repeated showers on Monday hit […]

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Fort Smith taking preparations for possible evacuation

Residents in Fort Smith are preparing for a possible evacuation due to a forest fire burning about 90 kilometres outside of town. Highway 5 at the Fort Smith junction was closed twice this weekend due to fires in the nearby area – Friday evening and again on Sunday night. By Monday, the highway was open […]

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